I’ve talked before about the emotional tug I feel at times when a cute little baby is being passed around at social functions. What to do with that emotion?
I’m coming to the realization of how I can be a blessing to mothers who are in that crazy time of life when they’re not getting enough sleep, feeling a little overwhelmed with dealing with an infant and toddler at the same time, and can’t remember eating without the distraction of a little one next to her.
I can hold the baby. I can work in the nursery. I can babysit at times. I can keep baby toys long after my children have finished them, so new babies can have something to do at my house. I can wash dishes, while I reassure a mother that I understand it’s impossible to keep track of a busy toddler while focusing on cleanup and adult conversations. I can pray for the mommies with babies that I know.
When I see mommies with infants, I realize anew how different my life is becoming without tinies around. I’m reminded of my mother telling me, “This too shall pass!” and I’m reminded that once again, she was right.